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Consumer Rights Act 2015

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8(1)In this Schedule “regulator” means—

(a)the CMA,

(b)the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland,

(c)a local weights and measures authority in Great Britain,

(d)the Financial Conduct Authority,

(e)the Office of Communications,

(f)the Information Commissioner,

(g)the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority,

(h)the Water Services Regulation Authority,

(i)the Office of Rail Regulation,

(j)the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, or

(k)the Consumers’ Association.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument amend sub-paragraph (1) so as to add, modify or remove an entry.

(3)An order under sub-paragraph (2) may amend sub-paragraph (1) so as to add a body that is not a public authority only if the Secretary of State thinks that the body represents the interests of consumers (or consumers of a particular description).

(4)The Secretary of State must publish (and may from time to time vary) other criteria to be applied by the Secretary of State in deciding whether to add an entry to, or remove an entry from, sub-paragraph (1).

(5)An order under sub-paragraph (2) may make consequential amendments to this Schedule (including with the effect that any of its provisions apply differently, or do not apply, to a body added to sub-paragraph (1)).

(6)An order under sub-paragraph (2) may contain transitional or transitory provision or savings.

(7)No order may be made under sub-paragraph (2) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(8)In this paragraph “public authority” has the same meaning as in section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

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